UPDATE: Spice up your virtual classroom with all-new Zoom backgrounds

While they don’t solve for the occasional pet cameo or muted microphone, these custom UW Law Zoom backgrounds are sure ways to add some flair to new digital learning environments.   

With the university-wide move to fully remote operations this spring, virtual classrooms and online meetings are integral parts of daily life for the UW Law community.

Now, Law Dawgs around the globe can bring campus home to their own Zoom workspaces — from law classrooms and courtyard crystals to Dubs exploring outer space.

Transform a home office into a stunning view of the law school from Parrington Lawn. Replace a bedroom wall with UW’s cherry-blossom-lined quad. Turn the dining table into a stage for a purple-and-gold-themed laser show.

Whatever fits your style best, download a background to get started.

Here’s how it works


  • Click a thumbnail in the gallery to open the full-size image
  • Right click and select “Save image as…”
  • Select a location on your computer to download the file and hit “Ok


  • Open the Zoom desktop client.
  • Click the gear icon (⚙) to access settings
  • Select “Virtual Background” in the left menu
  • Click the plus icon (➕) and select “Add Image
  • Locate the downloaded file on your computer and click “Ok
  • Your custom Zoom background will be uploaded and automatically selected
  • Toggle perspective by flipping the image with “Mirror my video
  • Close settings to complete the process

UW Law Zoom Background Gallery

  • Dubs the Husky dressed as an astronaut against a starry sky.

  • Lasers against a purple background.

  • The crystals over the law library arranged as a fractal-like background pattern.

  • Cherry blossoms in the quad.

  • An empty classroom in William H. Gates Hall.

  • A classroom in session at William H. Gates Hall.

  • The W statue on campus.

  • A canopy of trees on Parrington Lawn with a view of William H. Gates Hall.

  • The reading room in Suzzalo Library.

  • William H. Gates Hall at night.

  • A view of campus over the cherry blossoms.

  • A view of Suzzalo Library from Central Plaza.

  • A faux campaign poster for Dubs 2020.

  • Dubs over the Seattle skyline.

  • Dubs on a surfboard.

  • A Batman-inspired Husky symbol above Gates Hall.